Creating a point or vertex at the intersection of two segments
Intersection creates a point or vertex at the place where two segments would intersect if extended far enough. In the example below, the Intersection construction method is used to create a parking lot adjoining an L-shaped building. The outer corner of the lot should be located at the point where the two outermost walls of the building would intersect if they were extended.
These steps can be used to create either point features or vertices in lines and polygons:
To create a point feature
Click a point feature template in the Create Features window and click the Point tool .
To create a vertex in a line
Click a line feature template in the Create Features window and click the Line tool .
To create a vertex in a polygon
Click a polygon feature template in the Create Features window and click the Polygon tool .
- Click Intersection on the Editor toolbar construction method palette.
- Position the crosshairs over the first segment you want to create an intersection with, and click.
- Position the crosshairs over the second segment and click to add a vertex or point at the implied intersection of the two segments.
The pointer turns into crosshairs.
A line extends from that segment across the map display so that you can see the first angle used to construct the point of intersection.